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Cleve Clin J Med. 2016 Sep;83(9):655-62. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.83a.14159.

Managing irritable bowel syndrome: The low-FODMAP diet.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • 2Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • 3Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. E-mail: gargs@ccf.org.
  • 4Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Abstract

A diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs) has been found to significantly reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The diet is best implemented in two phases: initial strict elimination of foods high in FODMAPs, then gradual reintroduction based on symptoms. Further study of this diet's effect on intestinal microbiota is needed.

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27618353
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10.3949/ccjm.83a.14159
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